Friday, 17 February 2017

Math @ Mac Field Trip


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McMaster University is running a day of Math enrichment for grades 10 - 12, on Monday March 6th.  I will be taking my grade 10 math class, and would like to fill the rest of the bus to give more students an opportunity to participate.

The schedule for the day is outlined below:

9:00am - 9:20am
Registration outside MUSC, CIBC Hall, Room 319.
9:30am - 10:20am
Presentation:
Topic: TBA
Speaker: TBA
10:30am - 11:20am
Interactive problem solving session facilitated by Mathematics and Statistics undergraduate and/or graduate students.
11:30am - 12:20pm
Free period for lunch at McMaster cafeterias and/or self-guided tours.
12:30pm -1:20pm
Presentation:
Topic: TBA
Speaker: TBA
1:30pm
Return to school or self-guided campus tour

More details can be found at: 

There is no registration fee, so we are simply charging $5 to help pay for the bus.  We have 18 spots available.  To reserve a spot, please make a payment on cashless (search for Math @ Mac), and pick up a permission form from me in room 184.  Students will be accepted on a first come basis. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Brain Bee


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With so many amazing enrichment opportunities out there, it’s often hard to chose which ones to attend.  If you are interested in psychology, health sciences, or just interested in learning about how the brain functions, this day of fun and competition is for you.

One of our own students placed 2nd overall in this event at McMaster University last year!  I’m hoping this year brings more representation from OT.  

Who:   Any student from grade 9 - 12

What:   A day of competition against other local high school students, to see who has learned the most about the brain. All questions will be taken from ‘Neuroscience:  Science of the Brain

Where:  McMaster University

When:  Friday April 7th, 2017

For more information visit their website or see Mrs. Tummon in room 184.  Please let me know if you would like to attend.  If we have enough interest I will look into ordering a bus to get everyone there and back.
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Are you considering applying to American Universities?


Come learn about the application process at our information night on Thursday, March 2nd at 7pm in the OT Theatre! Our expert guests will teach you everything you need to know about US college admissions.  

Got questions about NCAA eligibility?  Not sure when to write the SAT?  Join us on March 2nd to get all the answers!  All grades are encouraged to attend; it’s never too early to start preparing!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Upcoming Math Contests

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We have a few math contests coming up at the beginning of semester two.  The deadlines to sign up are quickly approaching.  I have included a link to practice questions / old contests to get an idea of what they are like.  If your son/daughter is interested in taking part, please sign up on cashless by the registration deadline.


American Mathematics Contest 10 (Grade 9 & 10)
Registration Deadline: Wednesday January 18, 2017
Contest Date: Wednesday February 15, 2017
Room 216
Period 3 (75 minutes)
Cost: $ 10.00



American Mathematics Contest 12 (Grade 11 & 12)
Registration Deadline: Wednesday January 18, 2017
Contest Date: Wednesday February 15, 2017
Room 216
Period 3 (75 minutes)
Cost: $ 10.00



Pascal (Grade 9), Cayley (Grade 10) and Fermat (Grade 11)
Registration Deadline: Friday February 3, 2017
Contest Date: Tuesday February 28, 2017
Cafeteria
Periods 1 (60 minutes)
Cost: $ 4         

Old Contest Questions and Solutions:

Friday, 18 November 2016

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If you haven't already signed up for the Math @ Mac Contest, please see me in Learning Resources (room 184) by Thursday November 24th.  The contest is free, online, and done with a partner.